The New Army List, and Militia List

The New Army List, and Militia List

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...years in the West Indies, and was present at the storming ofMorne Fortunee, St. Lucia. In 1800 he accompanied the second Battalion Royal Fusiliers to Portugal, and was present at Oporto and Talavera as Major of Brigade to Sir Alex. Campbell; and at the battle of Rusaco, the retreat of the army to and subsequent advance from the lines of Torres Yedras, and battle of Fuentes d'Onor, as Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General to the Sixth Division. On return to the Peninsula from sick leave he was appointed extra Aide-de-Cump to Sir Lowry Cole, and was in action with the Fourth Division at Vittoria and the Pyrenees, --at the latter was promoted to the Brevet rank of Major. Succeeding soon afterwards to the Regimental Majority, he commanded the light companies of MajorGeneral Ross's Brigade, and served with them at Orthcs and Toulouse, --at the latter was promoted Brevet Lleut.-Culor.el. He has received the Gold Modal and one Clasp for the battles of Orthes and Toulouse; and the Silver War Medal with five Clasps for the other battles. a Lt.-Col. Aldworth served the Eastern campaign of 1854 up to 8th November, including the battles of Alma and Inkerman, siege of Sebastopol, find sortie of 2fitii October (Medal and Clasps). 2t Lt.-Col. Shipley served the stern campaign of 18-14, including the battles of Alma and Inkerman (severely woundrd), H ge of Sebastopol, und snrtie on Uiiili Oct., on which last occasion he commanded an outlying picket, and was warmly engaged (Medal and Clasps, Brevet Major, Sardinian Medal, and 6th Class of the Medjirtie). 3 Major Watson served in the Kastern campaign of 1854, and was severely wounded at the battle of Alma (Medal and Clasp, and 5th Class of the Mcdjidie). 4 Major Tryun served in...show more

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  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 816g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236910214
  • 9781236910219